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Frye Engineer 12 R W Reviews

317 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

58% "Excellent arch support"

302 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/22/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My inner chick craved a rugged, low heeled casual boot for tromping through woods and around town. I ordered both this boot and Veronica shortie, to see which boot best suited my 5'2" frame. The shaft on this boot tilts slightly forward and the heel is higher, so I kept it. Once my feet found the footbed, things were fine. But the struggle to get the feet in required patience. Use a plastic bag, take a deep breath, and you'll make it. It gets easier every time. Love this boot. Thank you, Zappos, for impeccable service.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/30/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Really wanted to like this boot, but just did not. Shaft on one seemed set badly--jammed into the front of my shin. Leather not as pretty as I had hoped--looked cheap. And weirdly both too small and too large. Going back!

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2011

Emily

from Saint Paul, Minnesota

These boots are gorgeous. Frye really knows how to do distressing to perfection! I was worried about getting my feet into them based on other reviews but they slid in just fine and I got my normal everyday size of 9½! I walked around a bit and, even though I have relatively wide feet, they felt comfortable throughout. So comfortable that I decided to wear them to work the next day which includes a half mile walk from the parking lot. Well, the comfort only lasted about two blocks and when I eventually got to work I had to rig up several band-aids from the first aid station to be able to wear them without crying. I almost always have boots rub my toes because my feet need just a bit more room in the toebox, but these felt great up there. It was the heel of one boot that kept repeatedly jabbing me. So, they have been sitting for two weeks while my blisters heel, but I have faith that they will break in! I have bought some moleskin and some anti-friction pads and will try again for shorter periods of time. Just realize, that this leather is the real deal, it is thick and substantial. Some people will have trouble breaking these in. One of the associates at Nordstroms said to try walking around the house in thick, wet socks to break them in. Not sure if I will try that, but he did tell me that they would break in and that they would last forever. They are so beautiful that I am willing to labor through a long breaking in process. I hope this helps!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2011

Mellychan

from johannesburg

I purchased these boots a couple of weeks ago and have been nothing but pleased by my choice. I live overseas but have an American address, so while the quick shipping that Zappos is proud of, it didn't mean much at this end, as our mail is super slow (thank you, state department!). The boots are fairly heavy, but are well constructed and sturdy. There's not much support inside, nor any lining, but that is okay as I have comfy socks. I have some difficulty getting my left foot into the boot, but can manage (ankle issue of mine, not a problem with the boot) after some maneuvering. The color indicated on the website is spot on and I found the video clip very helpful as it gives a great indication of how the boots look. Very happy customer.

Brands I'd also recommend: blundstone

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2011

Anonymous

from South Bend, IN

I bought these more than a year ago and they're still awesome, still comfortable, and you can wear them with practically anything. They only took me one day to break in and I can walk in them for miles! This may seem weird, but I broke them in by putting them on, and then taking a nap with them on. After that, getting them on and off was easy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 9, 2012

Heidi

from Indiana

Love these boots! I wear them every day! I'm going straight from these to flip flops.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2012

Dawnne H

from Colorado Springs, Colorado

What can I say- another fabulous looking, feeling boot from Frye! Perfection right out of the box, wore them all over Garden of the Gods for about 2 hours, not a single rub. Like all well-fitting boots, they are a little difficult to get on, but not too bad. It's worth it when they're on and you look so hot with your skinny jeans tucked in, or with a cute little twirly skirt and blazer! Frye-MMMMMMMWAH! These are gonna have to compete with my harness Frye's.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman, Pour La Victoire, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2012

Shelley

from Washington

So...let me preface this review by saying that I never write product reviews. I also have to say that I own many pairs of boots from all different brands and of all different prices. But the moment I put these boots on I immediately knew they were worth every penny. Yes, the leather is tough and needs to be broken in, but they are so comfortable brand new! I will never buy a different brand of boots again (I may not have to every buy another pair of boots again anyway because there look like they are probably bomb-proof). Buy these! You will not regret it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Kentucky

Having read the reviews, I knew these boots would be very sturdy, long lasting and high quality. However these are also the coolest boots out there. They are hard to get on at first, but go on easily after a few times. I am a 9 but bought a 9-1/2, and glad I did. Roomy inside, and they slide over my muscular calves. Very stylish, these boots are definitely made to last years. As always, Zappos is the best website and love their free shipping and fabulous service. Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2012

Diana

from New York

Received my boots today, thanks Zappos for super quick delivery, and like this style. The leather is a little stiff, but they feel like they will last forever. I got the Gaucho (brown) color and I really like this one. Nothing negative about this boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington DC

This is my second pair of Frye boots and I love them. I wear custom made orthotics because I have plantar fasciitis and was thrilled that these boots fit my orthotics and feel great. Since the orthotic lifts my foot a small amount, I feel the instep of the boot to be a little snug, but it is not painful or annoying. I do struggle with getting the boots on and off just as I did with my other pair of Fryes, especially the left boot. It seems that the thick piece of leather that structures the heel of the boot narrows considerably where it stitches into the boot shaft. I always have a hard time getting my heel passed that narrow point. I think that this is specific to this one boot since I do not have the same problem with my right boot, nor did I have the problem when I had tried on another pair in a store. I am not overly bothered by this and would rather struggle through the first few times I put them on and off than exchange them. Overall the boot feels like an 8½ with enough room to feel comfortable but not sloppy. The shaft width is perfect for my calf (no skinny chicken-legs here) so if you have a hard time zipping knee high boots up, do not worry about these at all! The leather is glorious and seems like it will last a lifetime, however the black dye does rub off my my legs! It is kind of funny seeing a grayish hue on my legs when I take the boots off. I wonder if that will ever stop...

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye Harness

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 14, 2012

POWDER T

from QUEENS NY

As for MC boots these are by far the most comfortable and get better and softer with wear. Zappos is the best source for these hard to find MC's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Scarborough, ME

Purchased this pair of boots for my daughter. She loved them, they were true to size, and yes, they arrived the next day. They are fun and edgy, sporty enough for a college soph. Need I say more, Zappos rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchesi, Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Brooklyn

They run really big! At least a full size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 1, 2012

Anonymous

from minnesota

I love my engineer boots. They are the most comfortable boots ever. I could even wear them without socks and never get a blister. They have broken in really nicely. I love them with my jeans. I am very happy with my purchase. Although nothing surprises me about Zappos as it has always been great for me. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2011

Carolyn M

from Portland, Maine

These boots are awesome! My favorite pair of boots I've ever owned! They were immediately comfortable with a nice heavy pair of wool socks. I walk everywhere in them. I love to wear them with just below the knee skirts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2011

Amparo R

 

Have bruised as a result of the boots. Have to wear them in. But besides that they are great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2011

Laura S

from Naperville, IL

I love these. They're cool looking and very comfortable. I wear them with skinny jeans and boot socks -- roll the socks over on top of the boots. Looks really cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2011

Michelle H

from Dickinson, ND

These boots are amazing! True to size; great fit; look terrific w/ jeans or skirt. Absolutely love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2011

Spychic

from alexandria VA

Had these going on 10 years now and I love them just as much as the first day. Survived a low speed MVA on my cycle with no abrasion or ijury to the feet or ankles as well. If only they came in a light tan, I'd order them in a flash.

Brands I'd also recommend: CAT, Scarpa, Matisse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Rexburg, Idaho

I love these boots. They are sturdy, stylish, and comfortable right out of the box. They seem well built. I hope they will last for many years. I bought my usual size 5 1/2, but they were too tight so I exchanged for a 6. They are still too snug for thick hiking socks but are just fine with regular socks. The leather is thick and rather stiff but will soften with use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2011

Margaret R

from Peru, New York

I have been coveting these boots for over a year and decided they would make a perfect 49th birthday present. I love them. I was worried as I have wide feet, but I have no problem getting them on and off. They fit well and seem true to size. I love wearing them with a knee length skirt or dress with leggings. Perfect for work and fun in the cold and snowy north country. I have not had a pair of Frye boots since I was in college in the early 80's. I wish I had not waited so long before getting another pair. As always, delivery was quick and free from Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Columbus, Ohio

I tried the Victoria Shortie first but couldn't quite get the right fit so I went with the similar engineer which worked better for me. I'm still amazed that a heavy boot like this was comfortable from the first wearing. Go Frye!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

These boots look so tough and chic. The gradations in the color of the leather add character, and I'm sure they will age well. The style goes well with a surprising array of outfits. The only drawback is that they are heavy and because the soles are so substantial, it is difficult to drive in them. Still, they are timeless and beautiful boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Wilmot, New Hampshire

True to size, but beware they are a little tight to get on the first few times.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2011

Anonymous

 

I've had this pair of boots for over a year now and it just gets better with time. More comfortable and soft with wear. I plan on getting another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

I wanted these boots for the last 2 years so after reading many reviews I finally got them. So very happy I did! They are really great looking boots and I anticipate wearing them for many years to come. I will wear them with with everything from jeans to ride a motorcycle to dresses to go out for drinks in. I ordered my regular shoe size (9.5) and they are a great fit. I sometimes find that boots are tight on my calves but these are perfect. Like many people, I had a tough time getting one of the boots on initially and had to use a plastic bag and break them in. But after only a couple wears they feel great and I can only see them getting better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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